August 30, 2017 / 9:19 AM / a year ago

Harvey makes landfall in Louisiana, expected to weaken: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Harvey has made landfall just west of Cameron, Louisiana and is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by Wednesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Rescue helicopters land on the Eastex Freeway in Houston, Texas, U.S. in this August 29, 2017 handout photo. Texas Military Department/Handout via REUTERS

Harvey is located about 5 miles (8 km) west of Cameron, the NHC said.

“On the forecast track, the center of Harvey will move across the Lower Mississippi Valley and Tennessee Valley through Thursday,” the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Reporting by Arpan Varghese, writing by Karen Rodrigues in Bengaluru; editing by John Stonestreet

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